Historical Commission awards 2016 Katie Funk Wiebe research grant

Friday, September 9, 2016

Doug J. Heidebrecht is the 2016 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. After the annual general meeting held this year in Abbotsford, British Columbia (June 3–4, 2016), the Commission awarded the grant to Doug Heidebrecht for his research project: Sisters Leading Brothers? Mennonite Brethren and Women in Ministry Leadership.

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Be transformed!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The call to be transformed fills our ears wherever we go. There are advertisements encouraging us to transform our bodies, community groups seeking to transform neighbourhoods, protests striving to…

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Being the church

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Though Mennonite Brethren appeal to the New Testament as the model and authoritative guide regarding how to be the church today, we also look to our Confessions of Faith as a summary of our shared understanding of what the Bible teaches. Four themes emerge in our Confessions description…

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Renewing Identity and Mission: Mennonite Brethren Reflections After 150 Years

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Renewing Identity and Mission: Mennonite Brethren Reflections After 150 Years
Editors: Abe J. Dueck, Bruce L. Guenther, and Doug Heidebrecht
This book includes 17 of the 30 presentations given at the Renewing Identity and Mission consultation celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Mennonite Brethren at Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., July 12–14, 2010. The consultation, attended by some 300 delegates, was planned by the Centre for MB Studies together with the MB Historical Commission

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Gathering around the Word to listen to the Spirit

Sunday, May 1, 2011

How do we collectively discern the Spirit’s direction when faced with new issues, difficult decisions, or conflicting opinions?

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Humble trailblazer honoured

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Voice of a Writer
Editors: Doug Heidebrecht and Valerie G. Rempel
The lighting around Katie Funk Wiebe’s face on the book’s cover creates a halo effect. It may be as close to visible beatification any Mennonite will get, but seems delightfully appropriate. In honouring one of our leading women, The Voice of a Writer not only blesses her, it recommends to us her way of being and thinking.

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Centred on Jesus

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Mennonite Brethren movement began 150 years ago in southern Russia with 18 families. Today, we are a diverse group of 18 conferences in 15 countries representing some 300,000 people, with church planting work being done by MBMS International workers in at least another dozen countries.

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Rich content, too little time mark study conference on Christology

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Colliding expectations, a sub-topic that nearly upstaged the main topic, and frustration over too little time to process it all characterized the MB study conference held Oct. 15-17 in Saskatoon.

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Seeking consensus on controversial issues

Thursday, January 1, 2009

All Right Now: Finding Consensus on Ethical Questions
Author: Tim Geddert
Tim Geddert, professor of New Testament at MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno, attempts the difficult task of drawing together biblical interpretation, the nature of the church, and ethics.

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A life examined

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Usable Past? A Story of Living and Thinking Vocationally at the Margins
Author: Paul Peachey
At age 90, Paul Peachey looks back over his life in A Usable Past? and attempts to make sense of the twists and turns in his journey.

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New director for Centre for MB Studies appointed

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Doug Heidebrecht has been appointed as the new director for the Centre for MB Studies, a ministry of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches. Heidebrecht will replace Ken…

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Bethany Bible Institute: Still building the family of God

Friday, February 13, 1981

Out in the middle of the vast, snowy, bright prairie is an unassuming Bible school which has had a strong influence in the lives of many Canadian Mennonite Brethren.

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